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St Ives

River Terrace Cafe


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Certificate of Excellence2019 Winner


$2 - $12
Cafe, Healthy, British
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Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
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All reviews scones eggs royale tapas cake paninis soup watching the boats rocky road flat white coffee great little cafe perfect lunch youngest son visiting st ives thank you for a lovely served promptly excellent coffee outside seating
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Well after many years as customers of The River Terrace Cafe I am afraid to say that we were extremely disappointed with the service and food quality. The tea was cold and we had to ask twice for hot water. Why can’t they serve tea...More

Date of visit: February 2020
Thank alanh517
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Went to enquire about tapas and the coffee smelt so delicious we stayed. Talked until lunchtime when eggs royale and Florentine did not disappoint. Busy but no hassle for our table and everyone around looked happy with their orders. Booking for tapas next month. Looking...More

Date of visit: February 2020
Thank Lilicroft
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We called in here as we had tea and cake in the summer and it was beautiful. However today we dropped in at lunchtime they were quite busy.After trying to navigate the very light text which was the menu, my wife had to go and...More

Date of visit: January 2020
Thank Allan B
Tazzle27, Owner at River Terrace Cafe, responded to this reviewResponded 4 weeks ago

"Hello Allan, We would like to start by saying that we normally do not respond to reviews, as we believe everyone is entitled to their opinion. On this occasion, however, we feel we need to address a few of your claims which are entirely unfounded....More

Reviewed January 12, 2020 via mobile

First rate snacks and sandwiches in a great location. Friendly and helpful staff much more than just a cafe

Date of visit: January 2020
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Reviewed January 12, 2020 via mobile

Nice enough cage on the river in the market town of St Ives. Sounds lovely until you realise that St Ives in Cambridgeshire isn't like the Cornwall version. We called in for a hot chocolate (£3.95!) and a slice of cake. It was ok although...More

Date of visit: January 2020
Thank vonireland
Reviewed January 1, 2020 via mobile

Maybe the barista was having a bad day but I didn’t like hearing his complaining about staff and customers while we waited to be seated. He was still mumbling to himself when we left 45mins later. He sort of set a vibe for our whole...More

Date of visit: January 2020
Thank RobCug67
Reviewed December 1, 2019

A group of friends had a lovely evening - excellent food, great service and good wines - superb - all in a relaxed and comfortable setting

Date of visit: November 2019
Thank ColinC387
Reviewed December 1, 2019

A superb evening of tapas for me and my party of 11 dinner guests at the River Terrace Café - great service, relaxed ambience, great food and value for money, and a good time had by all. It's great to have a place like this...More

Date of visit: November 2019
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Reviewed December 1, 2019 via mobile

An unexpected visit to an establishment we have only had coffee in before. Now serving tapas on Fridays and Saturdays. Very warm welcome from the staff, fitted us in without a booking. Food arrived promptly and was very tasty and excellent value for money. Highly...More

Date of visit: November 2019
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Reviewed November 29, 2019

We were very disappointed with our lunchtime visit to this riverside cafe. We ordered soup. We were given the choice of bread or a cheese scone to accompany it. My wife chose the scone and I chose the bread. After 25 minutes the soup had...More

Date of visit: November 2019
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